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This weekend I finally had a chance to take some photos of my last Kids Clothing Week Challenge project. I made a raincoat for Addie out of some laminated cotton and lined it with Erin McMorris Bike fabric in the gray colorway.
I used the Citronille Petronille pattern which has a cute little dart in the back. You can kind of see that in the photo above. I liked the pattern, and it was actually pretty simple, but the laminate doesn't really drape so nicely.
I didn't especially enjoy working with the laminate. I did a little internet surfing before I started, and Amy Butler and Pink Chalk Studios both have some good tips. My favorite was finger pressing the seams to one direction then topstitching close to the seam. It gave the jacket a lot more topstitching than it would normally have, but I don't think the seams ever would have laid flat without doing that.
I did a normal folded (up over the lining) hem for the hem and the sleeves. That was my least favorite part. I just couldn't get it too look very neat - partly, I think, because I was just anxious to be done. Next time, I would just sew the outer jacket and lining together at the hem and sleeves then flip it right side out. I think that would have given a neater finish.
What are you working on now that KCWC is over? I've been cooking, baking, knitting, photographing, and thinking about gardening, but I'm hoping to get some sewing in over the long weekend.